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9civichatch3's DCSB Progress Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by 9civichatch3, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    08 PreRunner FoDo
    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Compared to other builds on TW this one will not be as exciting. I plan to make a fun, reliable daily driver.

    I purchased my 2008 Tacoma PreRunner SR5 DCSB in December 2012 from a local Hyundai Dealership in Alabama. It was a 1 owner with 51,xxx miles in great condition.


    Traded in her.....
    photo-2_d3bae7f7917ef52d6ca749d635226f0b280910a1.jpg


    To get her ..
    dealership_zpsfc91b66b_90bb980775a72ff28b742d69b3107bd2cb0958e6.jpg

    Took her home, Toyota Family
    home_zps65b04f71_7d1c4cfa333c28c25f0779f74526e948a2f2b8b5.jpg






    Exterior:
    • Tint
    • Removed Mud Flaps
    • Bestop Supertop
    Interior:
    • New OEM Floor Mats
    Audio:
    • GTA iPhone Interface
    Suspension:
    • 2012 TRD Shocks F/R
    • ToyTec Front 3/4" Top Plate Spacer
    • ToyTec Rear 1" Block Spacer w/ U-Bolts
    Wheel/Tire:
    • OEM Wheels
    • 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2
    • Nitrogen
    Performance:
    • K&N Filter
    Future Mod$:
    • BAMF Bolt-On Sliders
    • Color Match Handles/Mirrors
    • 10" Sub
    • Bed Extender
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2013
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    First thing I did was removed the mud flaps and TINT. Originally I just matched the rears but it wasn't enough. I went back and had then put 20% over the rears and 15% up front.

    tint_zps3a212dc8_b2a737c26cfaf5e8e34fd46ae824a8e47827f767.jpg
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Hauling 70lb mortar bags at work
    mortar_zps7bb5f5be_ed692567f232464986933ba010ecc372850126b8.jpg


    Debadge
    debadge_zps2183a758_76a97a1ce62223e588db56513b860c8edff5d73c.jpg

    debadgepaint_zps0e1d610b_3b719c121950c9aa5beed1cb042ac6df38d70785.jpg
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    woods_zps2db31edf_d305bcef41c40cc05cbefe3d5ba3aea4099c3833.jpg


    From the pic above you can see that next on my list was tires. I did a lot of research and finally decided on 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2. Awesome tires.



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  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    grueinthebox

    grueinthebox Massive Member

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    I need to get my tint redone (it's just regular tint, I want ceramic - makes a huge difference), and like how it looks dark... 15%'s pretty low transmission, though - any issues seeing at night (particularly on poorly lit roads)?
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    I wanted to upgrade the suspension. I know everyone says 5100s but I really didn't want to lift it with the current tires. I just wanted a better ride and a level.

    2012 TRD Shocks
    photo-3_zps27a17200_74736b786c976f4f0fc5d9ec1f09148269d04718.jpg

    ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer
    9_zps8180997a_e34aa86104a8926f02909813ea5dd0909b456455.jpg

    parts_zps715e1a4f_78d64b2246b57c9f1a0d3dd162877a8079d26e81.jpg

    Ready to install
    garage_zpsdee9bcc7_cbeb59a121e51d90fe65dc649e07738f4415ad1e.jpg

    Started off with the rears (easy)
    rear_zpsd7d04692_3b45480ff0dc4aaf0aff593ed73f46c22c51d77d.jpg

    Then the front
    fronts_zpsf685b74e_7b9180d9581a8d586f967ce72ef26713a98e7b96.jpg

    Old
    old_zpsff0d9844_717b63c34d0029534394a561dc7a2b81f33e94bc.jpg

    New
    new_zpsaef4be0e_df1fb10ef3d47301bd570fe85934a612a080eead.jpg

    Done
    level_zps7f3ff137_1f7c7be599ffc055cb6df4d0296a10c1470980be.jpg
     
  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is harder to see at night, but not really an issue. Backing up in dark areas is the hardest.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N Drop-In, 10% Window Tint, 265/70/16 General Grabber AT2, iPhone Interface, TRD Bilsteins, ToyTec 3/4" Top Plate Spacer Kit, ToyTec 1" Blocks
    Next project .... making my FREE 6ft bed mat fit my 5ft bed.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Robotoco

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    looks good to me black out the rims
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A coworker traded in his Tacoma DCLB last week and I snatched out his bed mat.


    Measured and penciled
    matlines_zps8c209e50_a05d4900bff07d23c585463fa452715f21ed06bf.jpg

    Cut
    matcut_zpsa6a012f1_01871647420f3128f60debbce59f2d87bfa1d885.jpg

    Cleaned & Installed
    matinstalled_zps04088572_a8ddb3504694d45042f47b943733ebd258753499.jpg



    For lack of any better update ....
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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  11. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but every single Tacoma has black wheels ! I like the OEM look.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The new suspension setup drives great. Its not night and day but very happy with the ride and look.

    PS: my 55mph shake/vibe got better.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    New OEM Floor Mats
    2b6f1c9d-002a-47bd-845a-44f0230b8c62_zps_19529b7de357ec26a72a2a8900e4c55bd2de32b9.jpg
     
  14. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:02 AM
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    EZ Bake

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    I really like those tires. I've been reading a ton of good reviews about them and I'm considering picking up a set. I'm doing a budget build myself - not sure about lifting yet either.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Couldnt be happier with the tires.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Robotoco

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    but they look good in black lol, but looks great anyways, how you liking the ride so far
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought about doing them black. Still not sure.

    The ride is great. She is sitting perfect (for now).
     
  18. Jul 7, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    9civichatch3

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    Picked up a Bestop Supertop today from TW Member ScissorMeTimbers.

    image_zps4a5a443d_e91a96081561b95080d6363683299e473d61ee52.jpg
     
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  19. Jul 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    Greytacoma1

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    Satoshi grill, Plasti derp, Ready lift kit, Wheelers 2 inch aal, Hella 700, Wheather tech floor mats, Blueinstinct armrest cover, sockmonkey bed decal, BHLM, debadge, 35% tint front windows, OEM roof rack, OEM step bar, TRD skid plate, tacomaworld.com decal, stock antenna trimed, gorilla extended lug nuts,diff breather mod, cab mount chop, AVS window visor, spidertrax 1.25 wheel spacers, toytec sway bar relocate, extra d ring mod
    Really nice man! Keepin it simple.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    9civichatch3

    9civichatch3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed ToyTec 1" Rear Blocks

    image_zpsa4f00fd7_730d49a9876de3c153cba05ddf797fb97198300c.jpg

    image_zps15ba687b_f445a129e0d14d4d2cbd5f251083933e0b996d4a.jpg


    Then installed this for when I was done.

    image_zps56fc2262_0ea5e75dc07b877f12dc108c32b66bbb7e910e57.jpg
     
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